Grateful Dead Live at Hollywood Palladium on 1971-08-06
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|Playing in the Band|
|Me And Bobby McGee|
|Hard To Handle|
|The Other One >|
|Me And My Uncle >|
|The Other One|
|Turn On Your Lovelight|
source info: Sony ECM-22P mics > Sony 770 reel deck, 1/4 track 7.5 ips.
40-50 feet back, dead center; taped by Rob Bertrando
D>CD: Fostex D5->SB Live Digi I/O->Cool Edit Pro (by Ben Kasper)
Remaster of SHNid=129 by Sir Mick
- Sony ECM-22P mics > Sony 770 reel > Fostex D5 > SB Live Digi I/O > Cool Edit Pro > SHN
- Hollywood, CA
- Taped by
- Harv Kaslow
- Transferred by
- Ben Kasper and SIRMick
- Hollywood Palladium
Subject: Best of '71
Subject: Hard To Handle
Subject: Cumberland Brokedown
The Cumberland is beyond miraculous.
And Jerry's solo during Brokedown is *pathetic* (I love the dude in the crowd who can be heard exlaiming "Oh my God" as Jerry pretends to forget what key he is supposed to be soloing in). But it doesn't slow them down.
Most important, it's just one sweet audience recording -- maybe the next best in the early history of rock besides Liver Than You'll Ever Be ...
Oh yeah, and two words: Bill Kreutzman. This guy basically took over the band for three years starting in 1971. There are no shows where the rest of the band is "on" and Billy isn't. I'll let you do the math.
Subject: Which copy sounds better?
ps - This is one of my all-time favorite shows, especially "Hard To Handle".
pps - I'll answer my own question. The music is way too slow on this FLAC download, as if the batteries are about to run out. It brings back bad memories of my cassette tape trading days. Stick with the *.shn version.
Subject: real stuff
heavy 71 with the 70 sound.
Subject: GREAT ENERGY!!
Subject: Sounds Better
Subject: World's Greatest Garage Band
In 1971, they tightened up even further; this was the year of 5 minute Playin's and 10 min. Other One's. Dark Star was played all of 12 times. The sound went all to hell; in Dan Healy's words (as quoted in Rock Scully's book, Living with the Dead), "The sound was terrible .... The music was disgusting." But the very s@#$iness of the sound could be a source of great excitement. It was a nasty, gritty, raw sound that grabbed you by the ears and shook your head. It grabbed you in the belly and didn't let go. Meanwhile, the jams were all there - the rocking, the screaming Jerry leads, the Phil bombs, the spacey jams, the transitions - just shorter and more concise.
This recording is a great showcase for the 71 sound (much better than the unremastered source, which is a half-step high the whole show). The sound on this audience recording is better than many sound boards. Cumberland Blues is a ferocious version; Hard to Handle even better. Weir has solved the "Bobby problem" by now, driving the boogaloo rhythm of this song with a staccato attack that sticks in your head. HtH peaked in 1971, with Bill Graham calling this version, which appears on "Fallout from the Phil Zone," the best ever, "Can there be any question?" BTW, the Phil Zone version is also an audience recording - maybe from the same source.
The Truckin'>Drums>Other One>Me & My Uncle>Other One, while short compared to later explorations, contains some fierce jamming and stop-on-a-dime transitions. Check out the Weather Report Suite Prelude tease by Bob in TOO reprise, more than 1 1/2 years before its first official appearance. The Lovelight is no slouch either; Pigpen's in great form, and the longest song of the night (24 min) goes by surprisingly quickly.
In a year of raw energy, short songs, and tight jams, this show is a standout, not as an exception to the rule, but as one of the best shows within the rule - and again, I'm excluding the fall tour with Keith Godchaux (mostly because I haven't heard much from that period).
Subject: gotta love '71
Subject: d1t1 - d1t4 still off pitch
Swell recording and show, though.
Subject: Great remaster
I have had a copy of this for years and always thought it sounded a bit fast in places. The job done on the recording is a step up in what was already a fantastic recording.
Hats off to Sir Mick, and to Mr. Bertrando!
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